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Oprah guide membership® variety, February 1997: Ursula Hegicff0478#39;s Stones from the River clamors for comparabilitys to Gunter Grasscff0478#39;s The Tin Drum; her protagonist Trudi Montag--similar to the unforgetdesk Oskar Mazerath--is a dwarf residing in Germany throughout the 2 world combats. To its credit score, Stones does now not wilt from the comparability. Hegicff0478#39;s eguide has a distinctive, crowd pleasing taste of its non-public. Stonecff0478#39;s characters are off-middle enough to carry your attention despite the inevidentificationesk dominance of the ambience: Therecff0478#39;s Trudicff0478#39;s mom, who slowly is going insane residing in an "earth nest" beneath the circle of relatives house; Trudicff0478#39;s perfect loved one Georg, whose other folks get dressed him as the woman they at all times sought after; and, if truth be told, Trudi herself, whose situation dooms her to lengthy for an impossible normalcy. Futhermore, the readercff0478#39;s inevidentificationesk sympathy for Trudi, the dwarf, very bestens the real grotesqueness of Nazi Germany. Stones from the River is a nightmare journey with an unforgetdesk data.

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Rating: 4.1 / 5.0 (371 votes)

Released: 1995-03-01

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Stones from the River by Ursula Hegi


Stones from the River is a bold, dramatic and sophisticated novel of existencetastes in Germany. it's set in Burgdorf, a small fictional German the city, among 191five and 19five1. The protagonist is Trudi Montag, a Zwerg -- the German word for dwarf girl. As a dwarf she is ready aside, the outsidentificationer whose bodily "otherness" has a corollary in her refusal to be part of Burgdorfcff0478#39;s silent complicity throughout and after world combat II. Trudi establishes her enough and tool, now not thru just right appears to be like, marriage, or momhood, on the other hand fairly because the the citycff0478#39;s librarian and constant collector of reports.

by the use of Trudicff0478#39;s unblinking eyes, we witness the growing affect of Nazism at the strange the citysfolk of Burgdorf as they are thrust right away to a larger moral stage and forced to make choices as a way to perpetually mark their lives. Stones from the River is a tale of secrets and techniques, parceled out masterfully by the use of Trudi -- and by the use of Ursula Hegi -- because they monitor the reality more or less residing thru unspeakable events.

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author: Ursula Hegiwriter: Simon cff0478 SchusterBinding: PaperbackLanguage: EnglishPages: five2five

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